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To create my Sun God I’ve decided that all the elements to be used in it’s construction need to be cast into the plaster in one pour to give more strength to the structure, rather than trying to fix them together as seperate pieces. I hunted around for a circular tin or plastic item for the mould to make the sun and the moon, which I want to have at the same dimensions 33 – 35cm diam, thus giving them equal status in size representing gender equality. I eventually found the perfect item – a large equine feed bucket make of thick recycled rubber wich has a curved bottom edge which is ideal for the profile I require. However, I haven’t actually made it yet, but it looks perfect. Using a plastic mould from a fellow students plaster face cast, with the cow horns inserted through cut out holes into the temples of the head, inserted so they almost touch in the middle will make sure a strong hold is taken when the plaster sets. Will put paper inside horns so the plaster will only travel into horns by 10cms either side. I will cut a hole in the middle of the floor of the bucket to match the outline profile of the face so it will hang through the profile which I will patch up with clay to prevent leakage of plaster. Will support the horns in postions for the duration while plaster sets. The Sun God is going to be Ocre in colour, and I’ll add dye to the plaster which gives a rich antique quality to the plaster.


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